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Jersey Girl (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 March 2004 (USA)
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After his career is sidelined by an unexpected tragedy and a personal blow-up, a single man must take care of his precocious daughter.

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Kevin Smith

Writer:

Kevin Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Aberlin ... Teacher
Matt McFarland Matt McFarland ... Boy #1
Sarah Stafford Sarah Stafford ... Girl #1
Paulie Litt ... Bryan (as Paulie Litowsky)
Christian Fan ... Boy #3
Victor Chavez Victor Chavez ... Boy #4
William Mace William Mace ... Boy #5
Raquel Castro ... Gertie Trinke
Ben Affleck ... Ollie Trinke
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith ... Susan (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
Jennifer Lopez ... Gertrude Steiney
George Carlin ... Bart Trinke
Stephen Root ... Greenie
Mike Starr ... Block
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Doctor #1
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Storyline

Ollie Trinkie is a publicist, who has a great girlfriend, Gertrude, whom he marries and they are expecting a baby but while he is looking forward to being a father, he doesn't lighten his workload. Gertrude gives birth but dies in the process. Ollie doesn't live up to his responsibilities as a father. Eventually the strain and pressure of losing his wife and being a father gets to him and he has breakdown, which leads to his termination. So with nothing much to do he tries to be good father to his daughter, Gertie. He also meets a young woman name Maya, who likes him but he is still not over his wife. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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He wanted it all...but he got more than he bargained for. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for language and sexual content including frank dialogue | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatherhood Project See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,319,171, 28 March 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,266,129, 27 June 2004
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

While generally not considered part of Kevin Smith's "Askewniverse" series, the film does have one potential tie-in character and actress: Betty Aberlin portrays an unnamed nun in this film and Dogma (1999), her role being substantially larger in this film. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene, at the Christmas party, Santa Claus is sitting on the throne in the middle of the room with a girl on his lap. When Ollie walks up there seconds later (in the next shot) they are both gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teacher: Everyone, please take your seats. You heard the bell. You know what it means. Last week, the assignment was to write an essay about your family. Who they...
Teacher: [class: "Are!"] And what they...
Teacher: [class: "Mean to us!"] Excellent droning.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, a dedication appears to Kevin Smith's father, who died before the film was released. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: The One Where Conan Does That Thing (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Jersey Girl
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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nice movie
28 March 2004 | by Lando0057See all my reviews

I have been a huge Kevin Smith fan for a long time. When I first saw the previews and whatnot for the movie I was a bit worried. This did not see like a Kevin Smith film, but after watching it, I can only say that this was an excellent film. It shows so much growth for a great film maker. While some will say that he continues to use the same cast for everything I find that to be one of his best attributes. He stays loyal to those who have been with him. The scene with Lee and Damon was one of the best in the movie. That was some vintage Smith. Through the movie he shows both the growth of his charaters along with his. He had me crying in few scenes, for both humor and drama. While I still believe that Chasing Amy and Mallrats are his best films, this is an excellent movie and will show those who say all he can do is pot and dirty jokes that he is the real deal.


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